IHEDIOHA SOLICITS UNICEF SUPPORT IN HEALTH, EDUCATION, WATER AND SANITATION
The Imo State Government says it will collaborate with UNICEF and other donor agencies willing to assist the state to improve the living conditions of the people.
Governor Emeka Ihedioha gave the assurance when a delegation of UNICEF Field Office Enugu visited him at government house Owerri.
He promised regular payment of counterpart funding and provision of necessary support to ensure smooth implementation of UNICEF intervention programmes in the state.
Governor Ihedioha appealed to UNICEF to assist the state in addressing poor state of primary health care facilities, lack of portable water and poor standard of learning.
The Chief, UNICEF Field Office Enugu, Dr. Ibrahim Konte, who led the delegation, urged governments at all levels to prioritize welfare of its citizens.
He identified ending harmful cultural practices, support immunization, education and health care as areas of interest to its operations.
Dr. Konte expressed regret that the people of Imo State had failed to benefit from some interventions of the UNICEF due to nonpayment of counterpart funding and assured of their determination to partner the state.
The delegation was accompanied by the State Director National Orientation Agency, Mr. Vitus Ekeocha and UNICEF desk officers in the state.